Lit Fest On-line! And it’s free

Today, Saturday 16th January, Showboat TV is hosting a live-streaming on-line Literary Festival. There will be interviews with a host of authors, and you can watch for free by linking here: The short sessions start at 10:30, with Judith Barrow interviewing Angela Johnson, Greg Howes, Alex Craigie, Colin R Parsons (Jake Ridge), Jan Baynham andContinue reading “Lit Fest On-line! And it’s free”

Announcing the first Showboat tv #Online #LitFest # Saturday #Authors #Interviews #Q&As #Public #FreeEvent

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
On Saturday 16th January 2021, Showboat tv will be holding their first Online LitFest with Authors, Writer and Poets throughout Wales. This link gives all the information: The event is FREE and will be held between 10.30am to approximately 5.00pm. The following is a taster of the event… This…


Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
In the years before 2020, I taught creative writing to adults under the Lifelong Learning Scheme, run by Pembrokeshire County Council. The following is a short story written by one of my students, from an exercise I gave the class in 2018. That student is Trish, who writes under the…

BOOKCASE – Timeslip by Phil Rowlands

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
In this series, we invite our Crime Cymru authors to showcase an excerpt from one of their books. This week, Phil Rowlands reveals the chilling experience that sowed the seed of his new book, TimeSlip. Years ago, living in Fridaythorpe, East Yorkshire, in the heart of the Wolds, I was…

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Reviews – #YAMystery D.L.Finn, #Memoir Liesbet Collaert, #Family Judith Barrow.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the Wednesday Cafe and Bookstore update with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first author today is D.L. Finn with one of the early reviews for her YA  mystery Dolphin’s Cave. About the book The dream always begins the same way for fifteen-year-old Coral Dover.…

Our Scene is set in Luton

I live in West Wales – have lived here for more than 35 years, and I find it easy to use as a setting for my domestic noir novels. But just to season the brew I have also made use of the town where I was born and lived for nearly 30 years. Luton, Bedfordshire,Continue reading “Our Scene is set in Luton”

Introducing Jan Sikes With her Latest Book: Ghostly Interference

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
I’m so pleased today to be with Jan Sikes, author of Ghostly Interference. Welcome Jan. Thank you, Judith lovely to be here. Please tell us, how did publishing your first book change your process of writing? That’s such a great question, Judith. I was so green writing and publishing my…

The Unravelling: a nativity

As it’s Christmas, here is an extract from one of my books, The Unravelling, where Karen Rothwell, lost in memories, recalls the school nativity play when she was ten. I am trying not to shuffle. We’ve been told not to shuffle, because we might push Colin onto the stage too soon. But it’s difficult notContinue reading “The Unravelling: a nativity”

A Christmas Story by Thorne Moore

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
It’s Christmas Eve, the tree is up, the wine is poured and the mince pies are nestling on the plate, which can only mean one thing – time for more seasonal mayhem and devilry from one of our wonderful Crime Cymru authors. To mark the occasion, Thorne Moore tempts us…